It’s no secret that Utah had a challenging year when it comes to snowfall.
I think we all saw enough social media posts from Utah skiers and riders in January, February, and early March to understand just how dry it was out there.
Brighton, Solitude, Snowbird, Alta, and Snowbasin picked up significant late-season storms, but all finished well below their average snowfall totals for the season.
Want to know just how bad it was?
Meteorologist Matt Johnson from Salt Lake City’s KSL 5 TV (@KSL_Matt) broke down each resort’s 2022 season total compared to their annual average. It’s shocking to say the least.
Yeah, you know it’s a bad season when you see numbers like this…
I crunched some numbers using math skills I learned in 5th grade to paint the picture even clearer. Utah ski resorts averaged 135.5 inches below their stated annual average.
Yikes. There’s no other way to define this season in Utah as frustrating, but low snow doesn’t mean the season was a bust. There were still powder days, fun turns in the sun, and most important- skiing was still skiing.
Skiing is skiing. Snowboarding is snowboarding. Sliding on 135.5 inches of less snow is better than sliding on snow at all, right?
Here’s to hoping things turn around for Utah next season.